Dispute Resolution

If you are in a dispute with a business or individual you may need the support of our dispute resolution lawyers.

Our lawyers will provide pragmatic advice regarding your dispute including whether alternative dispute resolution may be appropriate.

We can help you with all types of litigation matters, including:

Challenging a Will and all contentious probate matters.

Debt recovery

Claims for a share of a property

Boundary and Neighbour disputes.

Landlord and Tenant disputes (Commercial and Residential)

Professional negligence

Contractual disputes

Partnership or Shareholder disputes

Company disputes

Court of Protection issues

Email our dispute resolution team
Call 0121 705 7571 or email our Dispute Resolution Team

Questions you may need us to answer:

I have received a claim form what do I do?

How do I sue someone?

How do you recover a debt?

What is a  CCJ?

Who's available to help?

Daniel Zakis LLB (Hons)

Head of Dispute Resolution and Employment Law Department

Specialities: Civil and Commercial Litigation, Employment issues for both employers and employees,

Daniel has considerable experience in advising a wide range of clients including, national and small businesses and individuals on all types of dispute resolution including employment law and civil and commercial litigation. Daniel's most notable cases include:

· Advising the successful applicant Mr Coyne in the reported case of Coyne v Morgan `{`2016`}` B.L.R. 491.

· Acting for Hilary Owens, the only successful Claimant in a 3 week employment tribunal which received significant media interest as our client was incorrectly alleged to have been a part of ``Operation Trojan Horse``.

· Advising a national organisation in an emergency injunction to protect their confidential information and intellectual property. Daniel also provided further advice on steps to enforce the terms of the injunction including committal proceedings.

· Advising a national organisation in successfully defending an unfair dismissal claim from a former Chairman

Daniel deals with cases from small claims up to high value claims across a variety of subjects including, unfair dismissal, discrimination, professional negligence, contract disputes, debt recovery, applications for injunctions and contentious probate matters.

Daniel was appointed as a director of the firm in November 2015 and is Head of the firm's Dispute Resolution and Employment department.

Daniel studied for his Law degree at the University of Birmingham and then completed the Legal Practice Course at the Birmingham College of Law in 2005. Daniel first joined the firm as a trainee solicitor and after qualification joined the Commercial Litigation team at a large Birmingham practice. Daniel returned to Wallace Robinson & Morgan in January 2011.

Daniel is a Birmingham City fan and has a season ticket with his son and twin daughters. As well as football Daniel is a fan of almost all sports and will watch any sport on TV. Daniel enjoys playing football and golf with varying degrees of success. He also enjoys listening to music and attending gigs, his favourite artists include Bon Iver, The National and Death Cab for Cutie.

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Mark Baldwin BA (Hons) LLM

Solicitor - Senior Associate - Dispute Resolution and Employment Law Department

Specialities: Civil and Commercial Litigation, Employment issues for both employers and employees

Mark provides pragmatic and commercially driven advice to resolve legal disputes in the most cost effective way. This will usually mean exploring alternative dispute resolution (ADR) options and, where this is not appropriate or possible, using his experience and knowledge to support clients through the court process.

Mark was called to the Bar in 2004 and joined the litigation and employment team in a Warwickshire firm in January 2005. He subsequently qualified as a solicitor in 2008 and obtained Higher Rights of Audience as a solicitor advocate in 2009. He joined the firm in March 2018 and is a Senior Associate.

Mark has a degree in Law & Business from the University of Warwick and a Masters in Law from the University of Birmingham.

Away from work, Mark plays rugby for Leamington RFC and is a keen photographer. He will also escape to Devon to go surfing whenever time allows.
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Ciara Cunningham LLB (Hons)

Trainee Solicitor

Specialities: Dispute Resolution

Ciara started at the firm in September 2020, in 2021 she began her two year Training Contract and is currently assisting in the Dispute Resolution Department.

Ciara graduated from the University of Birmingham with a 2:1 LLB Law degree in July 2020. Alongside her work in the office, she is currently completing the Legal Practice Course along with a Masters in Law at the University of Law in Birmingham.

Outside of work, Ciara enjoys spending time with her family and friends. Ciara has family in both Italy and Ireland, and she loves to visit them whenever she can. Ciara also enjoys listening to music and watching as many TV series as possible.

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